Politics

What is in the proposed charter? Article III

October 9, 2009

I will try to breakdown the various parts of the proposed charter. Article III – Elected Positions Sec. 3.01 Form of Government * Separates the Mayor from the City Council, reducing the size of the council…

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Caton blasted Fairchild in 2003

October 9, 2009

During the debate over the first development plan for the Trillium property (2002-2003) –which was a staff proposal, not from the private sector— City Attorney Don Caton reprimanded Charlie Fairchild for his antics at a city…

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PAC man wisdom

October 9, 2009

This quote is from another Viewpoint by Charlie Fairchild: “City Hall usually undertakes studies to provide the verification and justification of some heavily biased, expensive and usually unrealistic staff proposal. Generally taxpayers see through this charade,…

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Once upon a time…

October 9, 2009

There was a time that Charlie Fairchild, the new head of the PAC against the proposed charter, regularly attacked city government….He labeled it “City Hall” so as to include city staff and the city council. He…

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UWF wants to accelerate maritime museum

October 9, 2009

In a letter to the CMPA board, UWF President Judy Bense asks that Site A be delivered as an acceptable pad ready construction site by August 2010. “However, we recognize there may be additional unplanned costs…

Escambia County Politics

PAC man is back

October 9, 2009

Charlie “PAC Man” Fairchild is back. His latest political action committee (PAC) will be the one opposing the proposed new city charter. Here is a list of the PACs Fairchild has been a part of over…

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Caton upset with blog

October 9, 2009

A friend called last night to let me know that Don Caton wasn’t too happy with me and this blog for publishing his pension benefits. Caton served as city attorney for 34 years and 3 years…

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“I would run.”

October 9, 2009

I’ve done an informal poll of teenagers and their parents to find out how the teens would react if they were somewhere they weren’t suppose to be, doing something that they shouldn’t and law enforcement drove…

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Construction at CMP

October 8, 2009

The site work has begun on the Community Maritime Park. Ed Spears sent me this photo. Here Ed points out what is on the site: fun stuff10-8-09…

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Protest today

October 8, 2009

By Sean Boone It started as a few dozen young adults outraged over the death of 17-year-old Victor Steen. But by the end of the informal meeting held at The End of The Line Cafe on…

Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Charter, consolidation, promise

October 8, 2009

The proposed charter for Pensacola may be a tough sale in the black community. All three council members are against it. They see African-Americans holding the city manager, community development and city clerk positions. They don’t…

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Hard to justify Taser use

October 8, 2009

Officer Ard made a stupid mistake by shooting his stun gun from his vehicle at Victor Steen. The fact that it’s not in the policy manual might help him with his superiors, but common sense dictates…